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Metasploit: Join the Arms Race

Jul 10, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)

"Metasploit has payloads for a variety of OSes including Windows, Linux, OS X, BSD and Solaris. The most basic payload is a simple bind shell: an attacker's machine connects to the victim machine and gets a command prompt. There's also a reverse attack, causing the compromised machine to connect back to the attacker and spawn a command shell. With the command shell the hacker can do anything someone sitting at the machine could do, with the privileges of the current user."

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